Civil Rights Lawyers Opposing Discrimination by Businesses

In gen­eral, busi­nesses that hold them­selves out to the pub­lic may not dis­crim­i­nate when pro­vid­ing ser­vices to cus­tomers based on their race, sex, reli­gion, sex­ual ori­en­ta­tion, age, dis­abil­ity, or any other pro­tected char­ac­ter­is­tic. In Col­orado, pub­lic accom­mo­da­tion laws require busi­nesses that offer goods and ser­vices to all cus­tomers equally. It is a mis­con­cep­tion by own­ers of busi­nesses that they have a right to serve or refuse to serve any­one they wish. Busi­nesses often incor­rectly believe that they have the right to dis­crim­i­nate against cer­tain pro­tected groups based on reli­gious objec­tions. All per­sons are enti­tled to full and equal enjoy­ment of the goods, ser­vices, facil­i­ties, priv­i­leges, and advan­tages of any place of pub­lic accom­mo­da­tion with­out dis­crim­i­na­tion or seg­re­ga­tion based on pro­tected characteristics.

Con­sti­tu­tion Law Attor­neys Pro­tect­ing the Rights of Equal Access to Pub­lic Accommodation

Some of the most notable civil rights advance­ments resulted from indi­vid­u­als oppos­ing dis­crim­i­na­tion by busi­nesses. For exam­ple, in this country’s his­tory, minori­ties were often for­bid­den from enter­ing the same movie the­aters, restau­rants, bath­rooms, parks, apart­ments, coun­try clubs, or swim­ming pools used by whites. As a direct result of the coura­geous minori­ties stand­ing up against dis­crim­i­na­tion, laws like Colorado’s pub­lic accom­mo­da­tions law were enacted that pro­hibits busi­ness from engag­ing in the unequal treat­ment of cus­tomers and con­sumers based on race, sex, reli­gion, sex­ual ori­en­ta­tion, age, dis­abil­ity, or any other characteristic.

Civil Rights Attor­neys Stand­ing up to Dis­crim­i­na­tion by Businesses

At Rathod | Mohamedb­hai LLC, our team of trial attor­neys have suc­cess­fully rep­re­sented mem­bers of the com­mu­nity who were turned away from busi­nesses due to their race and other pro­tected char­ac­ter­is­tics. Our lawyers firmly believe that all peo­ple are enti­tled to full and equal enjoy­ment of the ser­vices by busi­nesses and in any place of pub­lic accom­mo­da­tion. We will inves­ti­gate your mat­ter to ensure that your civil rights were not vio­lated because of the dis­crim­i­na­tory pref­er­ences by busi­ness owners.

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